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Chasing Madoff (2010)

Unrated | | Documentary | 26 August 2011 (USA)
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A look at how one investigator spent ten years trying to expose Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme that scammed an estimated $18 billion from investors.

Director:

Jeff Prosserman

Writer:

Jeff Prosserman

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Markopolos ... Self - Interviewee
Frank Casey Frank Casey ... Self - Interviewee
Neil Chelo Neil Chelo ... Self - Interviewee
Michael Ocrant Michael Ocrant ... Self - Interviewee
Gaytri Kachroo Gaytri Kachroo ... Self - Interviewee
Ronnie Sue Ambrosino Ronnie Sue Ambrosino ... Self - Investor Interviewee
Domenic Ambrosino Domenic Ambrosino ... Self - Investor Interviewee
Harry Bates Harry Bates ... Self (as Sergeant Harry Bates)
Ellen Bernfeld Ellen Bernfeld ... Self
Michael Devita Michael Devita ... Self - Investor Interviewee (as Michael De Vita)
Elaine Drosos Elaine Drosos ... Self
Maureen Ebel Maureen Ebel ... Self
Cynthia Friedman Cynthia Friedman ... Self - Investor Interviewee
Richard Friedman Richard Friedman ... Self - Investor Interviewee
David Kotz David Kotz ... Self
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The film includes interviews with Markopolos and fellow investigators Frank Casey, Neil Chelo, Michael Ocrant, and Gaytri Kachroo over how they pursued and exposed Bernie Madoff and his elaborate ponzi scheme for bilking investors out of $50 billion. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary

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Unrated
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Lacrimosa
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (uncredited)
Performed by Apollo Symphony Orchestra
[from the Mozart Requiem Mass]
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Quite possibly the worst....
26 August 2011 | by joanwringleSee all my reviews

Never have I seen a film misdirected so well. Director Jeff Prosserman's comedy staring buffoon Harry Markopolos draws influence from Tommy Wiseau's THE ROOM. Why was Prosserman's vision not assessed by functioning adults? This film is indicative of everything wrong in documentary filmmaking today. Personally I was sad to have witnessed such a cinematic holocaust. Don't waste your time! Prosserman clearly has no idea what he's doing. If you look at Prosserman's previous work you'll find similar reviews. Emblematic of Canadian cinema, Chasing Madoff fails to meet the sufficient requirements to entertain an audience. If you're into watching films where the director has no clue where he is, what's going on or what he's doing, this film is right up your alley.


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$157,612

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